Daily Archives: August 24, 2018

St. Stanislaus College Alumni – Toronto – New Year’s Eve Gala – 2018

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New Amsterdam Technical Institute Alumni – Toronto – Dinner/ Dance – October 20. 2018

2 Legends,  2 legacies.  2 different messages – By Yvonne Sam

2 Legends,    2 legacies   2 different messages

By Yvonne Sam

When beggars die there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
(Julius Caesar II, ii, 30-31)

On August 16, minutes following announcement of her death, tributes to Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul started pouring in from musicians, actors, producers, high-profile executives, political figures and others. Former U. S President Barack Obama tweeted, “Aretha helped define the American experience. “In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect.      Continue reading

The emboldened hounds of racism have been let loose – By Mohamed Hamaludin

The emboldened hounds of racism have been let loose

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

There are still many good Americans, bless their souls, who were offended that the nation’s white leader dared to call a black woman, Omorosa Manigault Newman, who was the highest-ranking black in his administration, “that dog.” But there should have been no surprise.

President Donald Trump was right in character with his remarks, which are always just for his supporters. One report said many of them do not believe there is a red line that he cannot cross. The outrage should be directed, instead, to the fact that racism has been made fashionable, as scores of media reports indicate.       Continue reading

Next Guyana SPEAKS: London UK – Sunday, 30th September 2018

 From Jaunita Cox – Guyana Speaks. London UK.

Dear All,

This is a reminder that there will be no Guyana SPEAKS this month (August).

Guyana SPEAKS will be back on Sunday, 30th September at The Classic, when we’ll be celebrating Amerindian Heritage Month.  Details will be sent to you nearer the time.

Some of you may be interested to know that Guyana SPEAKS will be hosting a one-off event with John Mair entitled Windrush Generation: The Guyanese Branch on Thursday, 27th September at the Guyana High Commission.  Rod Westmaas will be in conversation with Joyce Trotman, George Mangar and Juneanne Storey.  They will be talking about their experiences as Guyanese in the Windrush era.  The event is nearly sold out.  However, please check eventbrite for tickets.  See link below:
Ra Hendricks has in the meantime asked me to let you know that he will be holding a musical event with J-PhY, Steve Williamson and Amelia Hope at the Prince of Peckham on Friday, 31 August from 7.30pm onwards.  Tickets are £20 in advance.  For tickets and more details, please click on the link below:
 
Thank you for your continued support!
All the best,
Juanita Cox Westmaas
On behalf of Guyana SPEAKS
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